Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Don’t break my heart, British PM begs Scots

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday begged Scots not to rip apart the United Kingdom’s “family of nations”, flying to Scotland to man the barricades against a surge in support for independence eight days before a referendum, Reuters reports.

Cameron appealed to Scots to use their heads and their hearts when they voted on Sept. 18. He reminded them of their shared history and bonds with England, Wales and Northern Ireland – twice evoking World War Two and the fight against Hitler.

He also warned that an independent Scotland could not keep the pound currency, jobs would head south, and the country’s security be weakened.

Bill Gates gives Nigeria, other countries N8billion to fight Ebola

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced it will be donating $50million (N8billion) to support the efforts of Nigeria and other West African countries hit by the Ebola Virus outbreak in containing the spread of the deadly virus.

Announcing this in a statement issued today September 10th, the foundation said the money will be immediately released to the United Nations agencies and international organizations that are involved in the Ebola fight to enable them and national governments purchase needed supplies and scale up emergency operations. Continue...

Oby Ezekwesili shares her opinion on GEJ's order to pull down offensive bring back Jonathan signs.

 We first saw the offensive hashtags on the twitter timeline of the Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to the President, Doyin Okupe, prior to the signs were spread throughout Abuja.  The convener of the #bringbackourgirls campaign, Dr Oby Ezekwesili just shared her opinion on the matter on Twitter. See more tweets after the break.

Good-News: Nigeria has no single current case of Ebola - Health Minister

 Dan Nwomeh is the spokesman for the Minister of Health. And above is the person who brought Ebola to Nigeria. We've contained it...hopefully it stays this way! See more tweets following the break...

British Man who got contaminated with Ebola Virus in Sierra Leone plans to return there

William Pooley, the 29 year old British nurse who recently got treated of the Ebola virus which he contracted while working as a voluntaeer nurse in Sierra Leone, says he plans to get back to the nation to carry on working there and help other victims. Addressing UK Guardian, Pooley said;
"While I'm happy to be recovered and alive, there's a lot of stuff on my mind with what's going on back there. It would be relatively safe for me to go back and work there, and it's really the least I could do having received all this amazing care and have people look after me and potentially save my life. It's the least I could do to go back and return the favour to some other people, even just for a little while. The more help they get, the less chance there is they get sick.” he said. Continue...

I’m eager to return to battlefield, says OBJ’s son

The son of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Lt. Col. Adeboye, who was shot on Monday by Boko Haram insurgents   near Michika in Adamawa State   has   expressed eagerness to return to the battle front.  Adeboye, who is recuperating at a government medical facility in Yola, spoke with a former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar and the Director General of the National Orientation Agency,   Mike Omeri.

American man kills his 5 young children and dumped them in bin bags at side of road

A 32 year old father of five, Timothy Ray Jones (pictured abovehas admitted to killing all five of his children and dumping their bodies in rubbish bags at the side of a road. He led police to the scene (pictured right) where they found bodies of all five of the children stuffed into bin bags near a logging road, 50 miles away in Alabama, Reuters reports.

Federal Government set to ban 'Ponmo'?

Looks like it. According to a Vanguard report, the Federal Government is looking at banning the sale and consumption of Ponmo. Find the report below...
This indication emerged Tuesday when the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina called for competent regulations that would check the consumption and sale of the product. If this is achieved, he noted that livestock farmers would stand good chances of making high dollar return if the hides and skins (Ponmo) are tanned into leather.

Lagos Govt to prosecute cases of stigmatization against treated Ebola patients

Lagos State Government has said it will prosecute any person, group or organization that stigmatizes a patient who has been treated of Ebola and certified free from the virus

Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris, said at a press conference yesterday, that the state Ministry of Justice has been notified to pick up any case of stigmatization, adding that stigmatization can make some persons believed to have contracted the disease not to come forward for treatment.

House of Reps want Sept 22 schools' resumption date changed

The House of Representatives want the September 22nd school resumption date for private and public primary/secondary changed.

According to Punch, the Reps explained yesterday that it had directed its Committee on Education to take “another look” at the date in view of the fact that the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease in the country had yet to be fully contained.

Pres. GEJ orders removal of provoking #bringback Jonathan signs

Find the State House press release below... 
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has directed that the #Bring Back Jonathan 2015 signs and banners around Abuja which he and many Nigerians find offensive and repugnant  be brought down immediately.
President Jonathan wholly shares the widely expressed view that the signs which were put up without his knowledge or approval are a highly insensitive parody of the #Bring Back Our Girls hash tag.


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